Vauxhall Mokka launched at Geneva Motor Show
The Vauxhall Mokka was introduced this year at the Geneva Motor Show and it is going to take on the Ford’s new Fiesta-based EcoSport and on Nissan’s Juke model. This soft-roader will be arriving in the UK dealerships towards the end of this year.
The first time when we saw this car was earlier this year at the Detroit Motor Show in the form of the Buick Encore. It is five-seater, high-riding vehicle that is 4280 mm long and 1645 mm high, while the wheelbase measures 2555 mm. Both models are based on the Gamma II platform developed by General Motors which will also be used for the new generation of the Corsa. In addition, the same platform has been used for the new Chevrolet Aveo.
For the United Kingdom market, the new Mokka is going to be available with a choice of a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine e with 117 hp and a 1.4-liter turbocharged power unit with 142 hp. Customers will also have the possibility to opt for a more frugal 1.7-liter CDTi turbodiesel that will be capable of developing 132 hp and a maximum torque of 221 lb.-ft. All of these three engines will come as standard with the stop/start system, while the turbo ones can be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission. Aside from the standard front-wheel drive model, the Mokka will also be sold as an all-wheel drive model.
The load space offered by the Opel/Vauxhall Mooka is of 1372 liters when the rear seats are folded while if these seats are up, the car has a load space of 533 liters. It comes with Vauxhall’s own integrated Flex-Fix bicycle carrier and it also offers no less than 19 storage holes.
It has a minimum ground clearance of 158mm and most of the Mokkas will come as standard with big 18-inch alloys. Other standard goodies include hill start assist, traction control, stability control, adaptive forward lightning and hill descent control. One of the many optional features is the front camera system.
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